The effect of antifouling paints on long term hydrodynamic performance of ships in relation to energy efficiency

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Abstract

There are many different types anti-fouling paint systems currently applied on ships in the market. however, the effect of these paints on the ship hydrodynamic performance is complex and not easy to evaluate accurately. This is based on the fact that the ship’s hydrodynamic performance will be affected by not only the weather such as wave, wind and current but also rather complex and unpredictable bio-fouling and ageing effect of the hull roughness and propeller. in this lecture, the recent research works related to this area will be reviewed and a practical prediction method for the long period ship performance will be introduced by taking into account the roughness and bio-fouling effect. The reflections on the recently introduced iMO criteria for the energy efficiency will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Event17th International Conference of Marine Corrosion and Fouling ,Singapore, 2014 July - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1 Jul 2014 → …

Conference

Conference17th International Conference of Marine Corrosion and Fouling ,Singapore, 2014 July
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period1/07/14 → …

Keywords

  • anti-fouling paint systems
  • ship hydrodynamic performance
  • bio-fouling
  • hull roughness

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    Sasaki, N. (2014). The effect of antifouling paints on long term hydrodynamic performance of ships in relation to energy efficiency. Paper presented at 17th International Conference of Marine Corrosion and Fouling ,Singapore, 2014 July, Singapore, Singapore.